Yoga plays an important part in my and many people’s worldwide mental health. Many practice yoga for better mental health. The act of meditation and breathing practices can affect the physical body but also the brain. In turn, the practice of yoga can help relieve things such as anxiety and depression. The effects on certain
A few years ago, I remember commuting to an event in San Francisco on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit). I remember sitting on the train and observing so many people glued to their electronic devices. Heads down, face without a smile, as I thought to myself this is the new norm. I was saddened to experience
Written by: Shalyni Paiyappilly Sitali Pranayama is known as the “cooling breath” as it allows air to flow across the tongue and into the mouth. This breathing practice is beneficial in calming the nervous system, improving focus, reducing anxiety and anger, and it can serve as the perfect reprieve during the hot summer months. How
Written by: Katrin Mersch I know the time we are living in right now can be really scary. Especially now during the pandemic we learn that nothing really ever is safe in life and that change is the only constant we can rely on. We worry about our health, our income, our job, our family
Written by: Sojourner Walker Williams Pratipaksha Bhavana, the practice of choosing positivity, does not always come easily or naturally. When life gets in the way of our plans, it’s much easier to see the negative side of things. You walk through the doorway and stumble over the raised strip on the floor – “I hate this house!”
Written by: Jennifer Smeddy Part of the yoga practice is learning to be present in the current moment and to be the observer of your life. When you practice yoga poses (asanas) the practice is teaching you to be the observer. Consider how you need to focus and observe your breath during your asana practice.
Written by: This pranayama has helped me immensely with anxiety. It’s a very simple breath that can reduce anxiety, help improve sleep, manage cravings, and controlling feelings of anger. You can practice this by sitting upright or laying down while inhaling for 4 seconds, holding the breath 7 seconds, then exhaling for 8 seconds.
Written by: Jennifer Smeddy Early in my yoga journey I knew I needed to find something to help with my overactive mind and how I could always seem to find an issue in a situation. A close friend of mine suggested keeping a morning gratitude journal. This is how my daily gratitude journal started a
Written by: Nandini Trivedi In today’s world, there are so many different healing modalities other than modern medicine. The beauty of this is that there is help when we need it and it is very accessible. One method that has truly helped me get to the root of my issues and clear them is “EFT”
Written by: Ruthie Hanan I know I don’t even need to say it, but boy is it a crazy time. None of us have ever experienced anything like what our world is currently going through with the coronavirus. Those who have never experienced anxiety are likely to now experience it, and those who have suffered